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    Trim

    Since the news that intel have enabled trim for ssd's in raid I am surprised that there has been virtually no info on details of compatible motherboards capable of achieving this or reviews or how to set it up etc.
    This seemed to have been quite a breakthrough but nothing.

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    Re: Trim

    As far as I know the Raid Trim drivers are no longer available
    Asus M8Z77-V Deluxe
    Intel 3770K
    G-Skill 1600 16G
    Corsair H100
    EVGA 670 GTX
    2 Corsair Force 3 120G (Raid 0)
    2 x Seagate 1T 6G
    2 Samsung SyncMaster T260HD Monitors
    Thermaltake Level 10 UGK
    Silverstone Olympia OP1000 1000W
    Windows 8

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    Re: Trim

    In order to get TRIM to work on your system while in RAID using ICH10, you need to modify your bios to have the latest Option Rom (11.5.0.1582 and up) and latest Intel RST drivers, which is 11.6.0.1030 WHQL, released almost 2 weeks ago.

    On x79 boards the Intel program wont work correctly since the c series controller driver info was omitted and was forgotten about when it went in to be certified. There are edited ones available for download however (just google them).

    The 11.6.0.1030 RST is meant specifically for OROM v11.6.0.1702, but we're still waiting on an intel bios with it so we can 'rip' out the option rom module binary using MMTools.

    until then, using OROM 11.5.0.1582 and RST 11.6.0.1030 only brings trim to Z68 and Z77 boards with SSD's in Raid.

    Once the 11.6.0.1702 OROM finally leaks out, most ICH9/10 chipsets will be able to pass through Trim commands to SSD's while in Raid. You will have to modify your bios and update the option rom to the latest listed above in order for it to work. If you use the newer option rom on older boards, you will get the option to make a cache drive, however due to the limitations of the older chipsets, this function will not work, so stick to just making raid 0, 1, 5, and 10 raid groups. The option rom can be used for both EFI and DOS style Bios'.


    Option Rom Modules for use in BIOS Rom's

    Intel RST 11.6.0.1030 Drivers



    **Bios modding shouldn't be taken lightly, and you should do your research before you try it, and possibly kill your mobo if you dont have a dual bios ability on your mainboard**
    Last edited by JSLEnterprises; 09-30-2012 at 12:56 PM.
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    Re: Trim

    For those of us not brave enough to modify the BIOS can we go ahead and load the new drivers and just wait for the manufacturer to supply the modded bios?
    Asus M8Z77-V Deluxe
    Intel 3770K
    G-Skill 1600 16G
    Corsair H100
    EVGA 670 GTX
    2 Corsair Force 3 120G (Raid 0)
    2 x Seagate 1T 6G
    2 Samsung SyncMaster T260HD Monitors
    Thermaltake Level 10 UGK
    Silverstone Olympia OP1000 1000W
    Windows 8

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    Re: Trim

    Quote Originally Posted by richardd43 View Post
    For those of us not brave enough to modify the BIOS can we go ahead and load the new drivers and just wait for the manufacturer to supply the modded bios?

    the newer the board the better the chance they'll be included in future bios updates.... but if not, and especially for older boards, like ibex peak (socket 1156) boards and x58 boards you'll have to do it yourself. It's actually quite easy. You can also request it done on several forums that deal with bios modding. I also do it too to a lesser extent.
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    Re: Trim

    I have an Asus Z68 and a Z77. Asus has been pretty good in the past so am comfortable waiting a bit before I try and modify the BIOS
    Asus M8Z77-V Deluxe
    Intel 3770K
    G-Skill 1600 16G
    Corsair H100
    EVGA 670 GTX
    2 Corsair Force 3 120G (Raid 0)
    2 x Seagate 1T 6G
    2 Samsung SyncMaster T260HD Monitors
    Thermaltake Level 10 UGK
    Silverstone Olympia OP1000 1000W
    Windows 8

    Never argue with idiots, they will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.

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    Re: Trim

    Quote Originally Posted by richardd43 View Post
    I have an Asus Z68 and a Z77. Asus has been pretty good in the past so am comfortable waiting a bit before I try and modify the BIOS
    here's step by step for AMI based BIOS' (which ASUS boards use)


    EFI Bios - w/ MMtools v4.50
    - Load valid BIOS image;
    - Select the "Replace" tab;
    - Find and Highlight the CSMCORE module;
    - Tick the "Link Present" checkbox in the "For Option ROM Only" section;
    - Select the VEN/DEV ID for the Option ROM from the drop down list; "8086.2022"
    - Click "browse" and select the Location/Filename for the replacement Option ROM binary
    - Click on the "Replace" button.
    - Save & Flash new BIOS to your mobo


    For Non-EFI Bios (older boards) w/ MMTools v3.26
    - Load valid BIOS image;
    - Select the "Replace" tab;
    - Select the "PCI Option Rom" listings until you come across Vendor ID: 8086 Device ID: 2822
    - Click "browse" and select the Location/Filename for the replacement Option ROM binary
    - Click on the "Replace" button.
    - Save & Flash new BIOS to your mobo



    It's really that easy. And it doesnt prevent you from updating to a newer bios once they're released either.
    Last edited by JSLEnterprises; 10-01-2012 at 10:39 AM.
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